Capitol View South cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexCapitol View SouthDes MoinesIowa
Cost of living index818689
IndexCapitol View SouthDes MoinesIowa
Goods & Services index898995
Groceries index929295
Health care index979798
Housing index537173
Transportation index999997
Utilities index999996

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  • The cost of living in Capitol View South is 9% lower than the Des Moines average.
  • The cost of living in Capitol View South is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Capitol View South is 47% lower than the national average.
  • Iowa general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Iowa state income tax is 84% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$27,000$2,250$630$810

Iowa Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Iowa6%7%

Iowa Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Iowa0.36%8.98%

Goods & Services

ItemDes MoinesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.43$15.567.3%
Beauty Salon $27.88$36.1122.8%
Toothpaste $1.83$2.4726.1%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.2%
Movie $8.92$10.1311.9%
Bowling $4.51$4.744.8%

Groceries

ItemDes MoinesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.63$3.989.0%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4121.5%
Milk $1.75$2.0615.0%
Potatoes $2.01$2.9832.7%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.37$8.794.9%

Health Care

ItemDes MoinesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.78$101.046.2%
Doctor $120.75$107.4412.4%
Dentist $77.93$90.4213.8%
Ibuprofen $8.28$9.2810.8%
Lipitor $438.85$426.502.9%

Housing

ItemDes MoinesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,600.00$175,700.0033.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,011.66$1,133.2310.7%
Apartment Rent $751.00$920.0018.4%

Transportation

ItemDes MoinesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$1.993.5%
Tire Balancing $47.41$45.763.6%

Utilities

ItemDes MoinesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.60$163.814.4%
Phone $29.30$28.393.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Valeria, IA6579-21%
Spring Hill, IA2179-21%
Sandyville, IA7182-18%
Martensdale, IA48285-15%
Hartford, IA70585-15%
Des Moines, IA206,70286-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Modesto, CA205,9841088%
Montgomery, AL204,09589-11%
Spokane, WA210,14297-3%
Rochester, NY210,46189-11%
Fayetteville, NC202,42195-5%
Des Moines, IA206,70286-14%
Source: The Capitol View South, Des Moines, IA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.